Welcome to my new site

Last weekend, my name was Pamela Hart. During the week, my name was Pamela Freeman. Today…I’m Elizabeth Leydin.

How can this be true? Well, last weekend I was at the Romance Writers of Australia conference (I was shortlisted for an award) as Pamela Hart. This week, I’ve been Pamela Freeman, my normal name and the one I teach writing under at the Australian Writers’ Centre. Elizabeth Leydin is a new pen name I’ve chosen especially for my Regency romances.

I’m afaid I write in far too many genres. As Pamela Freeman, I write epic fantasy, children’s fiction and non-fiction (have a look here). As Pamela Hart, I write murder mysteries plus historical novels set in World War I and the Roaring Twenties (look here) – adding one more genre onto either name just seemed like it might break the camel’s back. So, enter Elizabeth Leydin. The name comes from my great-grandmother, and my middle name also comes from her. To tell you the truth, I always wanted to be called Elizabeth rather than Pamela, and planned to name any daughter I had Elizabeth. But I had a son instead, so this is the first opportunity I’ve had to really use the name. And I’m taking it!

I’ve even made a logo for the site, which is above. What do you think? (Yes, corset fans, I know that’s not a Regency corset…but that will be the only bit of anachronism you will find in my stories – promise!

I’ll also be blogging over on Substack about all things Regency. Sign up for my newsletter/blog there and you receive a free Regency novella, Lost & Found, a story I really love, about second chances and unrequited love and how much better a new frock can make you feel (don’t worry, the love gets requited in the end).